Table 2. State 1/ average annual pay for 2000 and 2001 and percent change in pay for all covered workers 2/ (ranked by average annual pay for 2001)

                        Table 2.  State(1) average annual pay for 2000 and 2001 and percent change in pay
                        for all covered workers(2) (ranked by average annual pay for 2001)
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                               Average annual pay(3)            Percent    
                                     State                                                      change,    
                                                                                                2000-01    
                                                               2000             2001                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                        District of Columbia............      $52,965          $56,024            5.8      
                        Connecticut.....................       45,486           46,963            3.2      
                        New York........................       45,358           46,664            2.9      
                        Massachusetts...................       44,168           44,976            1.8      
                        New Jersey......................       43,676           44,285            1.4      
                        California......................       41,207           41,358            0.4      
                        Illinois........................       38,045           39,058            2.7      
                        Delaware........................       36,535           38,434            5.2      
                        Maryland........................       36,395           38,237            5.1      
                        Colorado........................       37,168           37,950            2.1      
                                                                                                           
                        Washington......................       37,099           37,475            1.0      
                        Michigan........................       37,011           37,387            1.0      
                        Virginia........................       35,172           36,716            4.4      
                        Minnesota.......................       35,414           36,585            3.3      
                                                                                                           
                        UNITED STATES(4)................       35,320           36,214            2.5      
                                                                                                           
                        Alaska..........................       35,144           36,140            2.8      
                        Texas...........................       34,943           36,039            3.1      
                        New Hampshire...................       34,736           35,479            2.1      
                        Georgia.........................       34,214           35,114            2.6      
                        Pennsylvania....................       34,015           34,976            2.8      
                        Rhode Island....................       32,615           33,592            3.0      
                                                                                                           
                        Arizona.........................       32,610           33,408            2.4      
                        Ohio............................       32,508           33,280            2.4      
                        Oregon..........................       32,776           33,203            1.3      
                        Nevada..........................       32,277           33,122            2.6      
                        Missouri........................       31,384           32,422            3.3      
                        North Carolina..................       31,068           32,026            3.1      
                        Indiana.........................       31,030           31,778            2.4      
                        Wisconsin.......................       30,694           31,556            2.8      
                        Florida.........................       30,560           31,551            3.2      
                        Tennessee.......................       30,557           31,491            3.1      
                                                                                                           
                        Hawaii..........................       30,628           31,250            2.0      
                        Vermont.........................       28,914           30,240            4.6      
                        Kansas..........................       29,361           30,153            2.7      
                        Alabama.........................       29,041           30,090            3.6      
                        Utah............................       29,229           30,074            2.9      
                        Kentucky........................       28,800           30,017            4.2      
                        South Carolina..................       28,179           29,253            3.8      
                        Virgin Islands..................       27,721           29,195            5.3      
                        Louisiana.......................       27,888           29,134            4.5      
                        Iowa............................       27,931           28,840            3.3      
                                                                                                           
                        Maine...........................       27,664           28,815            4.2      
                        New Mexico......................       27,498           28,698            4.4      
                        Nebraska........................       27,693           28,375            2.5      
                        Wyoming.........................       26,836           28,025            4.4      
                        Oklahoma........................       26,988           28,020            3.8      
                        West Virginia...................       26,888           27,982            4.1      
                        Idaho...........................       27,701           27,765            0.2      
                        Arkansas........................       26,317           27,258            3.6      
                        Mississippi.....................       25,208           25,919            2.8      
                        North Dakota....................       24,683           25,707            4.1      
                                                                                                           
                        South Dakota....................       24,802           25,600            3.2      
                        Montana.........................       24,272           25,194            3.8      
                        Puerto Rico.....................       18,814           19,725            4.8      

                          1 Includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
                          2 Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment
                        Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
                          3 Data are preliminary.
                          4 Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico and the Virgin
                        Islands.
   
   
   

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